Jojoba

Jojoba green plant with fruits on a farm

Simmondsia chinensis

Jojoba (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish jojoba, from O'odham hohowi.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /həˈhəʊbə/, /həʊˈhəʊbə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /hoʊˈhoʊbə/, /həˈhoʊbə/, enPR: hō-hōʹbə, hə-hōʹbə
  • Hyphenation: jo‧jo‧ba

Noun

jojoba (plural jojobas)

  1. A shrub native to the southwestern United States and to Mexico, Simmondsia chinensis: the only plant known to store liquid wax in its seed.

Synonyms

  • (Simmondsia chinensis): goat
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